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A Collection Inspired by the Raw Materials They’re Made From

04.07.15 | By
A Collection Inspired by the Raw Materials They’re Made From
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Esrawe is back with a new collection of trays, lamps, accessories, and side tables called Prima Materia. Each of the pieces focuses on the materials that were randomly found in various forms of commercialization in stores and warehouses. The first step after choosing the materials was to study them in their “raw” form to see which direction the material “wanted” to go in. The result is a cohesive collection of unique objects made from wood, brass, and bronze.

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Héctor Esrawe worked with Emilio Chapela on the Estratos trays. Made of solid wood and brass, each tray was made after the natural designs of the wood were photographed, digitalized, and then traced onto the surface of the wood with a robot. That process was repeated until a pattern was slowly engraved into the wood.

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Duos is a series of brass and bronze candleholders that merge functionality with aesthetics through the balance of materials.

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The Mondal side tables are made with a brass tray, which balances above a geometric walnut base.

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Another side table, named Torna, but this one is made from a round, machined wooden base and a brass top.

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And lastly, the Vari lamp, also in bronze and walnut, was inspired by the commercially acquired bronze cylinder at the base. The lamp is turned on manually by sliding the wooden pole to the other side, like a giant on/off switch.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.